Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flower Market Blog Hop


Welcome to the Flower Market Blog Hop! There are several Close To My Heart consultants featuring creations using the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and I am sure that you will see some awesome ideas along the way! So, sit back, relax and let's get started. 

You should have arrived here from Michelle Loncar's blog
If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I choose to create two cards for this blog hop. Each is very different, representing two distinct seasons. 


The first is for the upcoming holiday season. I used one of the wreaths, a banner and only part of the poinsettia flower, taking just the back two petals but duplicating them in various sizes to create these gorgeous poinsettias (thanks to my friend and fellow consultant, Julie Carriere, who taught me how to make these!)  I SHOULD have cut the wreath twice, once in Fern and once in New England Ivy but instead, I matched the holly and branch images to other images on the cartridge, sized them manually and cut them separately. It wasn't until I was gluing them in place that I realized it would have been much easier to cut the wreath a second time in the two colours... lesson learned. 




My second project is a very simple spring card - I just cut the flower without the centre piece and used the Flower Market basic alphabet to cut the letters. I flipped a few of the stems for variety. This card came together so easily. 



I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next blog on the hop is Priscilla Gotham's blog
I'm sure she has a wonderful project to share with you.

Products used are all Close To My Heart 

Paper: Rustic Home Fundamentals, Adventure Fundamentals, White Daisy Cardstock, Whisper Cardstock, Pomegranate Cardstock, Fern Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Blossom Cardstock  Raspberry Cardstock, Silver Glitter Paper
Stamps: none
Inks: Black, New England Ivy
Accessories: Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Artiste Cricut Cartridge (ret.), Enchantment Ribbon Pack, Green Triangle Enamel and Glitter Duos, Red Enamel Gems, Grey Enamel Gems, ShinHan Marker, Shimmer Brush - Clear

Enjoy, 
Alyson



9 comments:

  1. Lovely card. The wreath is very pretty and I love the Shimmer Brush effect on the flower petals.

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  2. What beautiful pieces of artwork! Love both cards, and love that you are planning ahead for spring! Just beautiful! :)

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  3. Beautifull cards! The Christmas card is stunning, and the Daisy card is fun. I love them both. 😃

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love the poinsettia's!

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  5. Those poinsettias are beautiful- love the touch of shimmer!

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  6. Stunning cards! I love the way you made the poinsettias pop with the shimmer.

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  7. Gorgeous cards...love this cartridge but I don't use it enough...poinsettias are beautiful and layering of the background unique and looks great. And Spring, you might be pushing it a little; but you need that burst of spring with the winter weather. Even though we don't get the snow, there's definitely a difference between the browns of winter and the beautiful cacti flowers in the spring.

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